Personalize It!


It seems like there is loads of time left until the Holidays but they’ll be here before you know it.  And everyone has those people on their list that has EVERYTHING!  Why not consider getting them something personalized…like their initials or a name doorhanger.  They make terrific gifts and they can be painted in any color.  We are taking orders now.  Email kwalker@thestudioforlearning.com and indicate which you prefer…the 3 Letter Initials shown in the photos are the 30″ size.  You can order it in 18″ ($35),  24″ ($50)  or 30″ ($65) or the Circle Name or  Letter Name in 16″ ($20) .

These prices are for delivery at The Studio in Front Royal.  If you need them mailed postage will be extra.  Click here and scroll down to Wall/Door Hangers to order online.



Alexa celebrated her 9th Birthday with her friends at The Studio painting these terrific sunflowers….and everyone got to take something beautiful home!  Happy Birthday Alexa.  Book your kid’s party at The Studio….it’s fun and creative!  Contact kwalker@thestudioforlearning.com .


We have made some beautiful Rag Quilts at The Studio over the past few years.  See some here and here.  And now we’ve been asked to expand from the strips and flowers to squares.  There are some really neat pre-printed squares as well as tons of pretty coordinating fabrics that will make great squares.  We’ll be giving these a try soon. This is a cute little Dog Themed (Surprise!) quilt that I made recently as a sample.


We painted Bold Expressive Portraits last night at The Studio and everyone did a FABULOUS job.

There were so many great looks….nice work!  We’ll be doing it again on Sunday, November 11th at 1 pm.  Click here to register for your seat at this fun Paint Party.

20181005_065409.jpgThe kids did a special project at class this week….Pour Painting Art.  They LOVED it!  What’s not to love?  It’s a little messy and creates cool art.  Look at the great work they did.  And if you want to try it join us for the Pumpkin Door Hanger class on October 14th where we will use this technique to make cool pumpkins.  Click here to register.


Sunset over the Valley, acrylic on canvas, 11″x14″, is one I painted as a demo at the Retreat last week.  I think we will be doing it soon as a Paint Party at The Studio.


While visiting the Biltmore we also went to Antler Hill Village on the property and of course, my favorite thing there was the bronze of Cornelia and Cedric….the Vanderbilt daughter and her dog.  There was also a few pieces of Chihuly there.